Topic: Contributions of moral thinkers and philosophers from India and world.
7. For Mahatma Gandhi, trusteeship was indeed more than just an economic expedient or a temporary solution. He viewed trusteeship as a fundamental philosophy and a way of life that encompassed his entire worldview and approach to society. Comment. (150 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.
Key Demand of the question:
To explain about the trusteeship of Mahatma Gandhi and its aim of protecting dignity of beings over materialism.
Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
Start by defining the core idea of trusteeship philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.
Further elaborate the concept of trusteeship with examples from Gandhian times to contemporary times. Gandhi’s economic ideas were part of his general crusade against poverty, exploitation against socio-economic injustice, and deteriorating moral standards.
He wanted to liberate the modern economic philosophy from the quagmire of materialism and bring it to a higher spiritual plane. Human actions were motivated by social objectives of the protection of human rights.
End the answer by stressing the need and importance of trusteeship in present times.